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Head office & Registered address 50-12 Furuichi-machi 1-chome, Maebashi-shi, Gunma 371-8503, Japan
Tel +81-(0)27-251-1612
Chairman Saijuro Kaneko
President and representative director Masaaki Kaneko
Foundation 1895
Incorporated Maebashi, June 1st, 1947
Capital stock 1,491,260,000 yen
Number of employees 515
Turnover 43,800,000,000 yen
Number of Research & Development center 5
Number of branches 18
(June 1, 2009)

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PHILIPINAS KANEKO SEEDS CORP.
Address Barangay Tibig, Lipa City Batangas, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8178020
+63(2) 8183663
+63(2) 8128415
Fax 63(2) 8180594
E-Mail pilkaneko@pldtdsl.net
KANEKO SEEDS (THAILAND) CO.,LTD
Address 189 M.7 T.Banpen, A Muang Lampun 51000 Thailand
Tel +66-(0)53-520-010
Fax +66-(0)53-520-010
TAT SEED CO.
Address TEM OTOYOLU SiLE CIKISI 11.km SIRRI CELiK BULV.34788 TASDELEN, iSTANBUL-TURKEY
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history

1895 Saijuro Kaneko the First started seed business.
1922 Started to sell potato seeds from Hokkaido as the first company in Japan.
1959 Started to sell seeds of flower, bulbs, foliage plants, nursery plants and gardening materials.
1960 Started to sell seeds of pasture and lawn grass.
1963 Kaneko Seeds Co.,Ltd was established as a corporation.
1970 Started overseas trading and expanded seed production abroad.
1971 Started to issue “Gardening News” for the horticultural growers.
1973 Established Forage Crop Seed department.
Started to issue “ Seed of Pasture and Turf ”.
Started to issue “Agricultural Materials Guide”.
1977 Started to sell Chinese vegetables as “ Chuka Sai”.
Started to issue “Gardening Materials Guide”.
Started to issue “Seed Guide ” in English.
1978 Made a contract with Dekalb( America ).
1979 Made a contract with Daiichi Seeds( Korea ).
Collaborated with NIPBS.( Shell group )
1980 Established the first overseas office in Manila, Philippine.
1982 Established Pilipinas Kaneko Seeds Corp. ( Philippine )
1987 Established TAT Seeds Co. ( Turkey )
1990 Established Kaneko Seeds Thailand Co.,Ltd.( Thailand )
2002 The intellectual property right of the floriculture business was transferred from Japan Tobacco Inc.
Established Floriculture Breeding Station.
2005 Established Shizuoka branch office.
2006 Launched coated fertilizer as a joint development with Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limeted.
2007 Took over some of the project regarding breeding, propagation, sales of forage crops from Ghen Corporation.
Established Miyazaki breeding station.
Established Miyakonojyou branch office.